Sam Michael, Technical Director: Today started well, then late morning we had a warning message on the KERS battery. That required us to strip the battery to check if there was a problem or if we just had a sensor error – fortunately it was the latter. It cost us 3½ hours though. Despite that, we made some really useful progress understanding the car’s aero characteristics with the setup changes we ran in the morning. We started this afternoon with a long run but went off at T4, the high speed left hander.
Pastor Maldonado: Yesterday we were aero testing so weren’t focusing too much on out right lap times. This morning we covered good mileage testing different things on the car. After a bit of time in the garage so the team could check the KERS, I went back out later this afternoon. We were just starting a race simulation when a couple of laps in I lost the car at T4 which put me out for the rest of the day.
AT&T Williams will be back on track tomorrow, Saturday 12 February, with Rubens Barrichello driving for the third day of the test.
Driver Pastor Maldonado
Chassis / engine FW33-01 / CA320
Location Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km
Objectives Setup work and long runs
Weather Dry and sunny all day
Ambient & track temps 20ºC / 25ºC